Aaron Vande Linde

Source: Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands Four million dollars in federal funding to purchase Minnesota School Trust Lands located within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) was included in the recently passed $1.3 trillion federal omnibus spending bill. This historic milestone is part of a larger land deal…

School districts’ resolutions could result in $4 million in aid from Land and Water Conservation Fund The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) land swap has taken a step forward. On Wednesday, March 21, the U.S. Congress unveiled its omnibus spending bill. If the bill passes, $4 million would be…

Source: Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands The Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at www.mn.gov/school-trust-lands.  This is the first-ever website devoted to the state’s 3.5 million acres of school trust lands — an important, little known, and often misunderstood…

Aaron Vande Linde, Minnesota school trust lands director, invites you to join him for a national outreach meeting on school trust lands presented by Advocates for School Trust Lands, formerly, Children’s Land Alliance Supporting Schools (CLASS). When: Thursday, January 19, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST (6 p.m. to 7 p.m. MST)…

A glance at Week 9 of the Legislative Session: May 2-6 This week had some history-making, conferees were named, and we are steps closer to the end of the 89th Minnesota Legislature. There are 18 days until session ends. We will take you through this week’s results … The House had an informal…

Aaron Vande Linde was confirmed as the state’s School Trust Lands director at a Senate hearing held during today’s Senate Education Committee meeting. Gov. Mark Dayton formally appointed Vande Linde as director of the School Trust Lands in September 2015. Vande Linde is responsible for oversight of the more than 3.5…

Today the School Trust Lands Commission (officially called the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission) received an update from School Trust Lands Director Aaron Vande Linde regarding three proposals in various omnibus bills traveling through the Legislature. The first proposal would increase the frequency in which deposits are made to Permanent…

A School Trust Lands bill is traveling through the Senate. Sen. Tom Saxhaug has authored a package of three School Trust Lands bills that have been combined into one bill — SF 2638. The bill, endorsed by MSBA and the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission, was heard Thursday in the Senate…

This week’s Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission meeting will be streamed live by the Minnesota House of Representatives. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 14. Visit http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/mnhouse.asx to watch this meeting. The agenda will include: The introduction of Aaron Vande Linde, who was recently appointed by Gov.…

Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) officials and state legislators are commending Gov. Mark Dayton today for selecting Aaron Vande Linde as the state’s first School Trust Lands Director on Tuesday, September 8. Visit http://mn.gov/governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-171242 for official notification. Vande Linde will now serve as the trustee of approximately 2.5 million acres…

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